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The Poets of Pretoria
1 week ago

The Poets of Pretoria

They say curiosity kills the cat. I, however, have always tended to disagree and found myself one Thursday night, armed with a bottle of wine, dragging two of my friends …
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Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”
6 months ago

Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”

South Africa has developed a history of xenophobic attacks. As a South African it pains me to say this but there can be no denying what has played out over …
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24 Hours in #Pretoria
12 months ago

24 Hours in #Pretoria

Pretoria is Johannesburg’s milder cousin. The administrative capital of South Africa, it is home to about 1.6 million people and is one of the main hubs in South …
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24 Hours in Johannesburg
1 year ago

24 Hours in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city people either love or try to avoid. Its history is fascinating and tells the tale of a city formed on the fringes of gold …
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The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race
1 year ago

The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race

As a South African I am immensely proud of Caster Semenya but I’m also immensely proud of her as a fellow woman and as a fellow human being.


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Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer
1 year ago

Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer

Music became the driving force in Kyle Petersen’s life after he played his first song on the piano at the age of four. He has worked as a …
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Africa’s Top Hiking Trails
1 year ago

Africa’s Top Hiking Trails

For the fit and adventurous, hiking trails offer the perfect opportunity for exploring and taking in the natural beauty different regions have to offer. Africa’s natural habitat, diversity, …
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Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup
1 year ago

Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup

Umlando Wezithombe is a South African comic production company focused on making African history, stories, and role models accessible to African youth. Umlando has produced comic book histories …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
1 year ago

Black Coffee wins BET Award

I remember the first time I heard Black Coffee. After a year abroad, I returned home to South Africa eager to catch up with friends. On a whim, …
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In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana
1 year ago

In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana

To Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, cooking is not only a necessity—it’s an art. The South African celebrity chef has gained a loyal following worldwide …
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